extase hand-carved stamps

This weekend I met up with two of my favorite friends to check out the MoCCA Festival (Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art) at the Armory. I’ve never been to a comic book festival, so I had fun taking it all in. During one of our booth chats I ended up discussing wood-block and linocut prints, and I was reminded of how much I wanted to get back into making stamps on my own. I took a stamping class at Lena Corwin’s years ago and really enjoyed carving into lino blocks over and over. So I was happy to see these cute hand-carved stamps from Extase on Etsy. Each is mounted on a piece of salvaged wood and comes in recycled packaging. As much as I love making my own stamps, having an option like this is great if you’re looking for something fun to decorate with and don’t want to break out a set of carving tools. The Extase shop has a ton of great options, which you can see and shop right here (prices range from $9–$13 each). xo, grace


She’s also got some wonderful linocuts. I’ve got one on my wall! Glad to see her work recognized here.


You can’t find anything to say about the comics you saw at the festival? Will that come in a later post? You should talk about some of the comic books you admired.

Grace Bonney


i actually didn’t see a lot of things that were a good fit for d*s. the style at the show is very different than what i write about here. i did mention and link to the 2 small pieces i bought on twitter in case anyone wanted to check them out.



How do you do your stamps… i mean, what’s the material you use to?